Officers & Executives


    Carnival plc Director since 2003

    Mr. Arison has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Carnival Corporation since 1990. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors of Carnival plc since 2003. He was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation (formerly known as Carnival Cruise Lines) from 1979 to 2013 and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival plc from 2003 to 2013.

    Other Public Company Boards: None

    Mr. Arison’s qualifications to serve on the Boards include his decades of leadership experience with Carnival Corporation & plc, as well as in-depth knowledge of our business, our history and the cruise industry, all gained through more than 45 years of service with our companies.

    Josh is president, chief executive officer and chief climate officer of Carnival Corporation & plc and leads one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies that boasts a portfolio of world-class cruise line brands including AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.

    The company operates a global fleet of 90-plus ships that welcomes nearly 13 million guests each year and visits over 800 ports and destinations worldwide. Its diverse team of more than 160,000 people from 150 countries delivers unforgettable happiness by providing extraordinary cruise vacations, while honoring the integrity of every ocean sailed, place visited, and life touched.

    A 20-year veteran of the company, Josh assumed his current position in August 2022 after playing a critical role in planning the company’s response to the unprecedented pause in guest operations from the COVID-19 pandemic and then the successful restart. His tenure at Carnival includes previous roles as chief operations officer of Carnival Corporation from June 2020 – July 2022, where he directed major operational functions including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT, and global auditing. During this time, he also oversaw Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard. He previously managed Carnival UK directly, serving as president from July 2017 – 2020.

    Josh also served as treasurer for Carnival Corporation from 2007 to 2017 following five years as an attorney in the corporate legal department. In addition to his treasury role, Josh’s responsibilities increased over his career to include oversight of the tax, risk management, and finance, planning & analysis functions.

    Prior to joining Carnival Corporation, he served as a corporate attorney.

    Roles and chronology

    2022 – Present              President, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Climate Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2020 – 2022                  Chief Operations Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2017 – 2020                  President, Carnival UK
    2007 – 2017                  Treasurer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2002 – 2007                  Assistant General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2001 – 2002                  Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    1999 – 2001                  Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Affiliates 

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Josh is currently on the board of trustees of the Perez Art Museum Miami. Over the past several years Josh has also served on the board of directors of Catalyst, a global nonprofit focused on advancing women in the workplace, and the board of the Adrienne Arsht Center Trust, which supports the organization’s performing arts center in Miami-Dade County.

    Personal and educational background

    Josh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York University School of Law, and is a native of New York.
    He and his wife reside in Miami with their three children.

    David is chief financial officer and chief accounting officer for Carnival Corporation & plc. In this role, he oversees accounting, planning, treasury, insurance, tax and investor relations functions, as well as casino operations, sourcing and information technology for the world’s largest cruise company. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Roles and chronology

    2016 – Present             Chief Accounting Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2007 – Present             Chief Financial Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc  
    2003 – 2007                  Treasurer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    1998 – 2003                  Chief Financial Officer, Cunard and Seabourn
    1996 - 1998                  Director of Corporate Planning & Analysis, Royal Caribbean Group
    1994 - 1996                  Assistant Controller, Royal Caribbean Group     
    1991 - 1994                  Assistant Treasurer, Royal Caribbean Group

    Personal and educational background

    David received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University at Albany.

    David enjoys spending time and traveling with his five kids, their spouses and his five grandchildren. He is hoping for a few more grandkids. 

    William (Bill), retired Vice Admiral, is the chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation & plc and leads global Maritime Operations, which is responsible for driving the company’s commitment to health, environmental compliance, safety, security, and sustainability. Reporting to the CEO, Bill also has oversight of the company’s maritime policy, maritime standards, shipbuilding, training including CSMART, medical, maritime asset strategy, and technical research and development.

    Bill brings to the role decades of maritime leadership, including deep experience overseeing large maritime operations, both at sea and in shipyards, and has a strong record of building high-performing teams. Prior to joining the company, Bill had a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy spanning 35 years with extensive experience in safety, engineering, strategic planning, and operational readiness.

    He served on five submarines including command of the USS Toledo (SSN 769) and also commanded Submarine Squadron Two from 2001 – 2003. His Washington D.C. assignments include tours in the Attack Submarine Division, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Joint Chiefs of Staff directorate for Combating Terrorism, Navy Warfighting Assessments Branch, and as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

    William’s flag assignments include Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander, Task Force 73/Commander Navy Region Singapore; Director, Assessment Division, Director, Quadrennial Defense Review, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems.

    Roles and chronology

    2013 – Present          Chief Maritime Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc 

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    2016 – 2024              CNA Corporation Board of Trustees

    Personal and educational background

    A native of Hornell, New York, William graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and completed a Master of Business Administration at Marymount University. He earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and is also a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar 21 Program in International Politics.

    Bettina leads the global human resources function for Carnival Corporation & plc and its nine global cruise line brands. In this role, she oversees a workforce of more than 160,000 global employees from 150 countries. Reporting to the CEO, Bettina is ultimately responsible for all human capital, including attracting, retaining, and rewarding talent; leading more collaborative approaches with the operating companies to optimize human resources (HR), as well as enhancing the company’s culture and leading the organization’s Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

    Bettina has over 25 years of experience in management and human resources and previously served as chief human resources officer for Carnival Cruise Line, overseeing shoreside and shipboard human resources, shaping and executing workforce planning strategies, and providing key support to the organization during a time of unprecedented challenges.

    Among Bettina’s many accomplishments, she was presented the National Women’s Conference Top 100 Women in Business award and under her leadership, the company continues to receive distinguished honors for its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and employee experience and excellence.

    Bettina is also a sought-after motivational speaker and has been featured in numerous publications, including a novel published in 2013, “Alejandra’s Quest.” She is a frequent author and speaker on HR issues, Human Capital, Wellness and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics.

    Roles and chronology

    2022 – Present                Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2019 – 2022                     Chief Human Resources Officer, Carnival Cruise Line
    2018 – 2019                     Senior Managing Partner, Surrogate CEO
    2014 – 2018                     Chief Human Resources Officer, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    2012 – 2014                     Chief Human Resources Officer, City of Alexandria, Virginia
    2011 – 2012                     Chief Human Resources Officer, National Association of Social Workers
    2009 – 2011                     Adjunct Faculty for Sports Management Masters’ program, Georgetown University
    2006 – 2011                     Vice President, Human Resources, The Washington Nationals Baseball Club
    2003 – 2006                     Director of Human Resources, Washington Wholesale Company
    2001 – 2003                     Director, Global Commerce & Information
    1999 – 2001                     General Manager, Allen Holbrook
    1993 – 1999                     Manager, Human Resources, PMM Companies

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Bettina is a certified member of the Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves as an advisory board member for HR Innovators and FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Bettina also served as the Northern Region Representative to the International Public Management Association for Human Resources-VA board of directors, as well as serving as the U.S. voting member of the International Standards Organization (ISO). Bettina has been and continues to be a featured motivational speaker and author in various media outlets on HR issues, human capital, wellness and diversity and inclusion topics, and some of her speaking engagements include being a keynote speaker for the ADRA Leadership Summit, commencement graduation keynote speaker for The Chelsea School, and panelist for the Alexandria Chamber Business Competitiveness Summit. While at SHRM, Bettina led and emceed the largest diversity and inclusion conference in the world.

    Personal and educational background

    Bettina earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Science in international management and business, and a Master of Science in business administration, both from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Bettina holds both senior professional HR certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and, the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) by the Society of Human Resource Management. She also holds a certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace by the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. 

    She lives in Miami with her husband and has three sons.

    Doreen serves as company secretary for Carnival Corporation & plc and has oversight of securities and capital markets transactions, corporate governance and board-related matters. Doreen brings more than 35 years of legal experience to the role. She reports to Enrique Miguez, General Counsel for the company.

    Joining Carnival Corporation in 1995, Doreen has dedicated nearly three decades to the company where she has been pivotal in high-level legal, securities, financing and corporate governance matters, along with playing a key role in legal decision-making and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

    She also serves on the company’s Disclosure Committee, Conflicts Evaluation Committee and Corporate Vision Award Committee.

    Roles and chronology

    2023 – Present             Company Secretary, Carnival Corporation & plc

    2020 – 2023                  Vice President, Senior Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Carnival Corporation & plc

    2010 – 2019                  Senior Assistant General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc

    1995 – 2010                  Assistant General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc

    1989 – 1995                  Associate, Mershon Sawyer Johnston Dunwoody & Cole

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Doreen is a member of the Board of Directors for the Carnival/Princess Holland America Line Inc. Political Action Committee, which supports candidates for federal office or non-federal office, where permissible, who will enhance the protection, preservation, and development of public policy that will create an economic environment in which the company’s North American operations and the passenger cruise line industry can prosper and excel.  

    Doreen is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc., a community-based charitable organization whose mission is to raise public awareness, outreach, understanding and enjoyment of the Deering Estate and to raise funds to support education, research, exhibits, natural conservation and historical restoration and preservation.  She is also a member of the 100 Ladies of Deering, a philanthropic group of women dedicated to preserving the Deering Estate, and serves on both the Marketing and Furnishings and Design Committees.

    She has served in various leadership roles including President of both Miami Women’s Panhellenic and the Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae chapter, where she currently serves as vice president of finance. These organizations promote intra-fraternal relations, advance interest in community service and philanthropic efforts and provide qualified students with scholarships.

    From 2013 to 2019, she served on the Board of Directors of the First Tee of Miami-Dade Foundation, Inc., which provides strategic direction to the First Tee of Miami to impact the lives of Miami-Dade County youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

    She has lectured at the University of Miami School of Law.  She is also a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and the South Florida chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

    Personal and educational background

    Doreen earned a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University.

    She lives in Pinecrest, Florida.

    Enrique (Rick) is general counsel and responsible for the legal affairs of Carnival Corporation & plc, one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies with a portfolio of world-class cruise line brands, including AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. In his role, Rick also oversees the company’s global ethics and compliance group helping to ensure the company maintains the highest standards of excellence in compliance and governance. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Rick brings extensive experience in corporate and international maritime law to his role, where he leads a global team of attorneys responsible for the legal affairs of the company and its world-class cruise line brands. Having served in key positions for several decades at Carnival Corporation & plc, including vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant general counsel, Rick has been pivotal in providing strategic advice and guidance to executive leadership, including navigating complex legal landscapes, reducing exposure to risks and defending key interests of the company and aligning legal strategies with the broader business objectives of the company.

    Roles and chronology

    2021 – Present                General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc
    2003 – 2021                     Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc
    1997 – 2003                     Assistant General Counsel, Carnival Corporation & plc
    1991 – 1997                     Attorney, White & Case
    1989 – 1991                     Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Rick serves as a member of the corporate leadership team and the global executive leadership team of the company.

    Personal and educational background

    Rick earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1988.

    Jan leads strategy and innovation, external affairs, corporate marketing, and destination development for Carnival Corporation & plc., one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies with a portfolio of world-class cruise line brands including AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. Reporting to the CEO, Jan also oversees the corporation’s Land Operations, including Alaska-Yukon and corporate destinations such as nine wilderness lodges, exclusive islands and scenic tourist trains and rail cars.

    Jan brings to the role vast experience driving business performance in highly complex global environments, having delivered category growth, operational excellence, and best-in-class service for more than 3 million guests annually across four of Carnival Corporation’s nine global cruise lines as the chief executive supervising Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O (Australia). For almost three decades with the company, first as a management consultant with Bain & Company working with Princess Cruises, Jan has been instrumental in setting strategy and leading the commercial activities for Carnival Corporation brands, including all aspects of domestic and international sales, global marketing and public relations, commercial planning, yield management, and customer service, and spanning all customer segments, sales channels, and go-to-market systems.

    Among Jan’s many accomplishments, she spearheaded the company’s expansion in Asia by opening offices in Japan, China, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. She also led the way in guest experience innovation on Princess Cruises through Ocean Medallion® – a free, encrypted, quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from faster boarding and touch-free stateroom access to chatting with shipmates and ordering food and drinks on-demand for delivery anywhere on the ship, and much more.

    Roles and chronology

    2023 – Present             Executive Vice President, Strategic Operations
    2020 – 2023                  Group President, Holland America Group, overseeing Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Cruises (Australia)
    2016 – 2020                  Group President, Princess Cruises & Carnival Australia
    2013 – 2016                  President, Princess Cruises
    2009 – 2013                  Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Service, Princess Cruises
    2004 – 2009                  Senior Vice President, Customer Service & Sales, Princess Cruises and Cunard
    2001 – 2004                  Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Carnival Corporation & plc
    1999 – 2000                  CEO, MGX Media
    1992 – 1999                  Management Consultant, Bain & Company

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Jan is a member of the board of directors for MGM Resorts International serving on the Finance and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. She has also served in various international advisory board roles including marketing committee chairperson for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the industry trade association. Jan’s leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic is featured in a best-selling Harvard Business School case study, and she has lectured at Harvard Business School, Kellogg, University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and Loyola Law School, among others.

    Jan founded The Goodness Web (TGW), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit focused on supporting youth mental health by accelerating systemic change through a unique social venture capital model. In 2023, Jan was selected as a finalist for the Young President Organization’s Impact Award recognizing members who drive significant, sustainable, and scalable impact.

    Personal and educational background

    Jan earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Virginia.

    She and her husband live in the Los Angeles and are the proud parents of two amazing young women attending college.


    Felix is president of AIDA Cruises, the market leader in the German-speaking cruise market. In his role, Felix is responsible for all aspects of AIDA Cruises’ global business and operations, including over 18,000 shipboard and shoreside team members and a fleet of 11 ships. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Felix is a proven industry expert and has accompanied the unique growth of AIDA Cruises in various management positions of increasing responsibility for more than 20 years. He has been a visionary leader for AIDA Cruises, driving substantial growth, optimizing overall business operations, ensuring a positive and innovative guest experience, and fostering a culture of excellence throughout the brand.

    Among Felix’s many accomplishments as president, he has spearheaded numerous environmental initiatives at AIDA Cruises and demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. Under his leadership, the cruise line introduced the world's first cruise ship capable of being powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Also, as part of its Green Cruising Strategy, Felix oversees the brand’s investments into new environmental technologies and trials, including the use of biofuels, fuel cells and battery storage systems.

    Felix started his career at AIDA Cruises in 1999 with a dual studies program. In the following years, he held a wide variety of positions on board and on shore before assuming responsibility for sales and yield management of AIDA Cruises as senior vice president, sales, yield management and flight operation in 2013.

    Roles and chronology

    2015 – Present              President, AIDA Cruises
    2013 – 2015                  Senior Vice President, Sales, Yield Management & Flight Operation, AIDA Cruises
    2012 – 2013                  Vice President, Sales, Yield Management & Flight Operations, AIDA Cruises
    2009 – 2011                  Vice President, Yield Management & Flight Operations, AIDA Cruises
    1999 – 2002                  Dual Studies Program, Business Development, AIDA Cruises

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    Felix is an elected board member of the German Travel Organization (DRV). Additionally, he is presidium member of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW), member of the administrative board of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), as well as member of the European Executive Committee of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

    Personal and educational background

    Felix studied business management at the Economic Academy Hamburg and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston.

    He is a native of Rostock, Germany.


    Peter serves as the interim leader of P&O Cruises (Australia) and Carnival Australia, which represents leading cruise brands in the Australian and New Zealand market, including Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Princess Cruises and Seabourn. Three of its cruise lines – P&O Cruises (Australia), Princess Cruises, and Carnival Cruise Line – are the only global cruise companies to base ships from Australia year-round and account for approximately 70% of the Australian and New Zealand cruise passenger market.

    Reporting to Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, Peter also concurrently serves as the senior vice president for guest experience for P&O Cruises (Australia), with responsibility for hotel operations, customer service, onboard revenue, supply chain, port operations and travel services, in addition to managing strategic port development in the region.

    Previously, Peter was senior vice president for fleet operations with oversight of shipboard marine and technical functions for the P&O Cruises (Australia) fleet and also managed port and shore operations for the wider group in the region. Prior to moving to Sydney, Peter held the position of fleet technical manager at Carnival UK in Southampton, managing their worldwide fleet.

    He brings to the role decades of maritime experience. Peter was first trained as a marine engineer at South Tyneside Maritime College and started his career on cargo ships before making the transition to the cruise industry in 1991. His sea-going career spanned some 17 years sailing in every rank from cadet to chief engineer. He made the move into shore management in 2004 and has held various management and executive roles across the corporation’s global headquarters.

    Roles and chronology

    2023 – Present             Interim Leader, P&O Cruises (Australia) and Carnival Australia
    2016 – Present             Senior Vice President, Guest Experience, P&O Cruises (Australia)
    2008 – 2016                     Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations, P&O Cruises (Australia)
    2006 – 2008                  Fleet Technical Manager, Carnival UK
    2004 – 2006                  Manager, Maritime Services, Carnival Corporation & plc

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    From 2020 – 2022, Peter served as a member of the board of directors of Destination Southern New South Wales (DSNSW), one of seven networks established by the New South Wales government to improve regional stakeholder engagement and better support the tourism economy.

    Personal and educational background

    Peter earned a Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering from South Tyneside Maritime College UK and qualified as a Chief Engineer under the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency. 
    He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.
    Peter lives in Sydney, Australia.


    Christine is president of Carnival Cruise Line, the flagship brand of the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation & plc. As president, she leads Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet of 27 ships that homeport in North America, Europe and Australia and P&O Cruises Australia’s three ships that operate in the South Pacific. Together they sail nearly six million guests annually and employ more than 52,000 people who hail from 120 nations around the globe. She reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Christine’s “people first” business philosophy and wealth of experience in the travel industry makes her an accessible and relatable leader as Carnival Cruise Line leverages its commitment to delivering safe, fun and memorable vacations to its millions of guests and growing customer base. Since joining Carnival Cruise Line as its first female president, Christine has overseen the introduction of new ships and capacity expansion, including the introduction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cruise vessels in North America, as well as ships with the first roller coasters at sea. Under her leadership, Carnival Cruise Line was the first major U.S. brand to return its entire fleet to guest operations after the industry-wide pause related to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also oversaw the establishment of a state-of-the-art Fleet Operations Center at the company’s Miami headquarters, which incorporates technology utilized by NASA and the U.S. Navy for real-time fleet monitoring and enhanced decision-making.

    Christine joined the cruise industry in 2011 when she was named president and chief executive officer of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). While at CLIA, she elevated the industry’s profile before consumers, regulators, industry stakeholders and the media; led the adoption of the Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights to enhance the industry’s commitment to passenger safety, comfort and care; managed the industry response to several high-profile crises; and consolidated a network of 15 cruise industry organizations into one global association.

    Prior to CLIA, Christine spent 10 years at Maritz Travel Company, the world’s largest corporate meeting, events and incentive travel company where she served six years as president and chief executive officer. In this capacity, she worked directly with a variety of Fortune 500 corporations in the automotive, pharmaceutical, financial services and technology sectors.

    Roles and chronology

    2015 – Present             President, Carnival Cruise Line
    2011 – 2015                  President and Chief Executive Officer, Cruise Lines International Association
    2004 – 2010                  President and Chief Executive Officer, Maritz Travel Company

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    In 2023, Christine was re-appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. From 2020 to 2022, she served as chair of the U.S. Travel Association, the leading advocacy and trade organization representing all components of the travel industry. Christine is a member of the board of directors of Aimbridge Hospitality, the global leader in hotel management services, and Herschend Family Entertainment, the nation’s largest family-owned operator of themed attractions, including Dollywood and Branson’s Silver Dollar City. She sits on the Professional Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of which Carnival Cruise Line is the official celebration partner.

    Christine has been a strong supporter of women’s leadership in the travel industry, leading initiatives that delivered research and programs to help women advance their careers. She was named by Women Leading Travel & Hospitality as one of its top women in travel and hospitality and is a 2024 inductee into the CLIA Hall of Fame. Christine is also a member of The Committee of 200, an organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders that supports, celebrates and advances women's leadership. She was recognized by Moves magazine as a 2016 Power Women recipient for her work in serving as a role model for future generations of young women. She has also been honored by the Convention Industry Council and the U.S. Coast Guard, among others. Christine was a member of the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference class of 2018, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious public liaison program for the Department of Defense.

    Personal background

    Christine and her husband live in Miami and Philadelphia and have two children and two grandchildren.


    Paul is president of Carnival UK and president of P&O Cruises (UK). In his consolidated position, Paul assumes all global commercial and operational responsibility for Carnival UK, overseeing both the P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard brands that serve over 1.5 million guests annually. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    As a 20-plus-year veteran of the company, Paul brings to the role far-reaching experiences across every commercial department and multiple brands in the company’s portfolio of world-class cruise lines, as well as proven leadership capabilities and a track record of outstanding results. Paul is responsible for the continued development of P&O Cruises, the UK’s market leading cruise line – a role he has held since 2018. This includes the introduction of two Excel class ships that can be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG): Iona, which joined the fleet in May 2021, and Arvia, launched in December 2022. These vessels mark a continued evolution for the company with contemporary innovations, brand partnerships and guest experiences. Paul will also oversee Cunard’s fleet expansion with the delivery of Queen Anne in 2024.

    Formerly the managing director for Princess Cruises in the UK and Europe, Paul led commercial operations in the UK and across 16 European offices. He established and developed the UK as Princess Cruises’ largest market outside North America and oversaw initiatives to promote growth across the UK and Europe regions. Prior to his role with Princess Cruises, Paul held a number of senior sales and commercial-based positions within Carnival UK.

    Roles and chronology

    2023 – Present             President, Carnival UK
    2018 – Present              President, P&O Cruises (UK)  
    2016 – 2018                  Senior Vice President, P&O Cruises (UK)
    2015 – 2016                  Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, P&O Cruises (UK)
    2014 – 2015                  Managing Director, UK & Europe, Princess Cruises
    2011 – 2014                  UK Director, Princess Cruises
    2006 – 2011                  Senior Sales Manager, P&O Cruises (UK) & Cunard
    2003 – 2006                  Account Manager, P&O Cruises (UK) & Cunard
    2002 – 2003                  Business Development Coordinator, P&O Cruises (UK) & Cunard
    2001 – 2002                  Overseas Representative, TUI

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    During Paul’s tenure as president, P&O Cruises (UK) has supported Teenage Cancer Trust and the company has raised almost £1million through a variety of on board and on land activities to help young people in the UK diagnosed with cancer.

    Cunard is a proud Platinum Patron of The Prince’s Trust, helping change young people’s lives for the better and has raised almost £3million since 2007 through fund-raising activities on board its ships and on land.

    Personal and educational background

    Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Management, Business/Commerce, General from Bournemouth University. He also obtained an Executive Program in Management certificate from UCLA Anderson School of Management and completed the Breakthrough Programme for Senior Executives at IMD Business School.


    Mario is President of Costa Cruises and responsible for overseeing the brand globally with the aim of guiding Costa to strengthen its leadership in Europe, South America and Asia, and ensure profitable and sustainable growth in the long term. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Mario is a seasoned executive with extensive expertise in pricing and revenue management, including a deep understanding of strategic and dynamic pricing techniques, inventory control, forecasting/budgeting processes, models and commercial reporting. He also has an impressive track record and substantial experience in leading strategic project teams.

    A veteran with over 20 years of experience in the cruise industry, Mario began his career with Costa Cruises in 1999 when he joined the Costa revenue management unit based in the brand’s Genoa headquarters, which he brought to excellence over the years. In 2017, he was named president of Costa Asia, where he demonstrated great leadership capabilities, promoting important innovations in Costa’s local business.

    Roles and chronology

    2021 – Present              President, Costa Cruises
    2017 – 2021                  President, Costa Group Asia
    2017 – 2017                  President, Carnival China
    2016 – 2017                  Senior Vice President Revenue Management, Costa Cruises
    2015 – 2017                  Vice President Revenue Management, Itinerary Planning, Air and Sea Operations, Costa Cruises
    2013 – 2015                  Director Revenue Management, Itinerary Planning, Air and Sea Operations, Costa Cruises
    2012 – 2013                  Director Revenue Management, Itinerary Planning, Costa Cruises
    2007 – 2012                  Director Revenue Management, Costa Cruises
    2006 – 2007                  Head of Revenue Management, Europe, Costa Cruises
    2003 – 2006                  Yield Management and Revenue Planning Manager, Costa Cruises
    2000 – 2003                  Revenue Analyst, Costa Cruises
    1999 – 2000                  Inventory Control Ship Supervisor, Costa Cruises

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    At the beginning of 2024, Mario was unanimously appointed President of Confitarma, the Italian Confederation of Shipowners for a four-year term from 2024-2028.

    Personal and educational background

    Mario studied maritime economy at University of Genoa and completed his executive education by attending general management programs at Insead Business School.

    He lives in Genoa.


    Gus serves as president of Holland America Line, leading the award-winning, premium cruise line known for expertly crafted itineraries, extraordinary service, and genuine connections to each destination. As president, Gus oversees all aspects of Holland America Line’s business with a fleet of 11 ships that visits nearly 400 ports in 114 countries. In 2023, Gus also took executive responsibility for Seabourn, the ultra-luxury brand in the Carnival Corporation portfolio. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Gus led Holland America Line’s successful return to full fleet operations following the industry-wide pause in 2020, including the launch of its newest ship, Rotterdam VII. Under his leadership, the brand achieved several sales milestones including the single biggest booking day in company history. His strategy to lean into demand for longer cruises included the creation of a new category, Legendary Voyages, taking guests on regionally immersive journeys from 28-59 days. In 2023, Gus led Holland America Line’s celebrations of its 150th anniversary, commemorating the company’s roots and traditions in ceremonies around the world.

    An industry veteran, Gus previously held various leadership positions with Carnival Cruise Line, including chief operating officer; senior vice president, guest operations; and senior vice president, guest commerce. Prior to joining the company, Gus was partner and managing director for Boston Consulting Group, a global strategy and management consulting firm, where he was responsible for clients in the travel and leisure industries.

    Roles and chronology

    2022 – Present                President, Holland America Line and Seabourn

    2020 – Present                President, Holland America Line

    2019 – 2020                     Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Line

    2019 – 2019                     Chief Executive Officer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

    2017 – 2019                     Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Line

    2015 – 2017                     Senior Vice President, Guest Operations, Carnival Cruise Line

    2010 – 2015                     Senior Vice President, Guest Commerce, Carnival Cruise Line

    1996 – 2010                     Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

    Personal and educational background

    Gus earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics.

    Gus lives in Miami with his wife and has four children and two dogs.  


    John is president of Princess Cruises and brings decades of diverse experience to his role, including expertise in crafting transformative experiences by seamlessly merging creativity, technology and operational excellence, as well as elevating consumer experiences and redefining operating models with original technology. As an accomplished inventor and creator, John holds 31 patents for design, technologies, and processes and originated more than 100 trademarks.

    Appointed in October 2021 as president of one of Carnival Corporation’s most iconic cruise line brands, John leads all functions of Princess Cruises and its global fleet of ships, which sail cruise guests to over 330 destinations around the world annually. He reports to Josh Weinstein, chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc.

    Previously, John served as chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation leading the corporation’s innovation unit, including oversight of guest experience innovation, development, creation, and operations integration. In this role, John created an award-winning and patented experience platform combining IOT devices, software, and wearables to facilitate the entire cruise experience, and gave the keynote address at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show with the innovation. Additionally, John has created an extensive patent portfolio and is also an accomplished original TV content executive producer who created five successful TV series highlighting amazing vacation experiences for an audience of over 900 million viewers around the world, expanding awareness and demand generation for cruising.

    Specifically for the Princess Cruises brand, John led the development and implementation of the Princess MedallionClass® experience delivering a more personalized, simplified, and connected onboard experience for all guests and crew that is now available on the entire Princess fleet. This includes the creation and development of the award-winning Medallion® wearable device and the enabling OCEAN® platform that enhances and personalizes the overall cruise experience ranging from world-class dining and beverages, entertainment, and spas to on-shore excursions, merchandise, and hotel guest services.

    Prior to Carnival Corporation, John worked for 18 years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts where he invented and led the development and implementation of many innovations including the MagicBand, FastPass+, and Disney’s Magical Express, among others.

    Roles and chronology

    2021 – Present                President, Princess Cruises
    2007 – 2014                     Game Changer Experience Development, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
    1996 – 2006                     Finance, Business Planning and Strategy, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    John has earned numerous accolades and distinctions for his contributions to design and innovation excellence, including creating 100 trademarks and 31 patent registrations. Among his notable achievements are four Emmy nominations, 24 Telly Awards, and a keynote address at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in 2017.

    John was also the mastermind behind the Princess Medallion® wearable device, which earned the 2019 IoT Breakthrough Wearables Innovation of the Year, the 2019 Edison Award, two Stevie Gold Awards, the 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design, the 2019 ICX Assn Elevate Award for Best Hospitality ICX and the 2018 Gold New York Design Award for Digital IoT.

    Personal and educational background

    John earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in finance, management science, and information technology.

    John lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


    Natalya is president of Seabourn, the leader in ultra-luxury cruising and expedition travel. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the award-winning cruise line's global business and operations, leading a diverse team of more than 4,000 shoreside and shipboard team members from over 90 countries. She reports to Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.

    Seabourn's modern fleet of luxury ocean and expedition ships provide guests the incomparable value of all-inclusive cruising, offering an intimate, yacht-like atmosphere with personalized service, spacious oceanfront suites, complimentary gourmet dining and fine wines, and the freedom to explore all seven continents.

    Previously, Natalya served as chief operations officer and chief financial officer for Holland America Group, responsible for providing holistic strategic, financial and operational leadership across the group’s four cruise lines, including Seabourn. Known for her track record of improving business models and driving sustainable growth, Natalya held multiple leadership roles with Procter & Gamble, United Nations and Coca-Cola, supporting iconic brands and new product launches prior to joining the cruise industry. Natalya is also a recipient of the 2023 Puget Sound Women of Influence Award.

    Roles and chronology

    2023 – Present             President, Seabourn
    2021 – 2023                  Chief Operations Officer, Holland America Group
    2019 – 2021                  Chief Financial Officer, Holland America Group
    2018 – 2019                  Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Holland America Line, Seabourn and Land Operations
    2017 – 2018                  Chief Financial Officer, Holland America Line and Seabourn
    2015 – 2017                  Vice President, Finance, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises Alaska and the Yukon
    2013 – 2015                  Finance Director for Glad Joint Venture, Procter & Gamble and Clorox
    2011 – 2012                  Financial Group Manager, North America Market Strategy and Planning, Procter & Gamble
    2009 – 2011                  Walmart Customer Team Finance Manager, Procter & Gamble
    2008 – 2009                  Global Profit Forecaster, Procter & Gamble
    2006 – 2008                  Senior Financial Analyst, Procter & Gamble
    2002 – 2006                  Financial Manager, The United Nations
    1999 – 2001                  Country Purchasing Manager, Coca-Cola  

    Corporate and charitable leadership

    A native of Uzbekistan, Natalya is deeply committed to fostering positive change and empowerment with her community and beyond, including promoting diversity, equality, and advancing lives through education. She played a pivotal role as the founding member of the Special Olympics organization in Uzbekistan and remains a staunch advocate for equal treatment and representation of women in business, actively serving as a mentor.

    Natalya also serves on the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business advisory board, University of Washington Global Business Center board, and is a former Seattle Aquarium board member.

    Personal and educational background

    Natalya earned a Master of Business Administration and multiple academic and leadership distinctions from Michigan State University, including the MSU School of Business Alumni Achievement Award. She also holds a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from Tashkent Financial University (Uzbekistan).

    Natalya lives in Seattle with her two daughters and is fluent in Russian, English, and Uzbek.